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Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is an architecture firm based in Rotterdam that was founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Greek architect Elia Zenghelis, along with Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis.

Projects:

Founded:

  • London, 1975

Active Design Offices:

  • Rotterdam / Netherlands
  • New York / USA
  • Hong Kong / China

Past Design Offices:

  • Dubai / UAE (2015-2017)
  • Athens / Greece (1982-1985)

Active Site Offices:

  • London / United Kingdom
  • Perth / Australia
  • Doha / Qatar

Past Site Offices:

  • Beijing / China
  • Doha / Qatar

Partners:

  • Rem Koolhaas (1975)
  • Ellen van Loon (2002)
  • Reinier de Graaf (2002)
  • Shohei Shigematsu (2008)
  • Iyad Alsaka (2010)
  • David Gianotten (2010)
  • Chris van Duijn (2014)
  • Jason Long (2014)

Previous Partners:

Key People:

Past:

Built / Under Construction / Demolished:

  • CCTV Headquarters (2002 – 2012) Beijing / China (473.000m2)
  • Parc des Expositions (2011 – ) France  (271.000m2)
  • Interlace (2007 – 2013) Singapore (170.000m2)
  • De Rotterdam (1997 – 2013) Rotterdam / Netherlands (162.000m2)
  • TVCC (2002 – 2012) Beijing / China (95.000m2)
  • Axel Springer (2014 – ) Berlin / Germany (82.000m2)
  • Casa da Musica (1999 – 2005) Porto / Portugal (54.127m2)
  • Taipei Performing Arts Center (2009 – ) Taipei / Taiwan (46.500m2)
  • The Plaza at Santa Monica Place (2013 – ) Los Angeles, CA / USA (45.755m2)
  • Timmerhuis (2009 – 2015) Rotterdam / Netherlands  (45.000m2)
  • Seattle Public Library (1999 – 2004)  Seattle, WA / USA (38.300m2)
  • Commonwealth Institute (2008 – ) London / UK (30.000m2)
  • Fondazione Prada (2008 – ) Milano / Italy (28.340m2)
  • Blox (2006 – ) Copenhagen / Denmark (27.195m2)
  • Congrexpo (1990-1994) Lille / France (20.000m2)
  • Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (2010 – )  Quebec / Canada (14.850m2)
  • New Court Rothschild Bank (2005 – 2011) London / UK (14.492m2)
  • Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (2010 – ) Caen / France (12.700m2)
  • Educatorium (1992 – 1995) Utrecht / Netherlands (11.000m2)
  • IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center (1997 – 2003)  Chicago, IL / USA (10.690m2)
  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2001 – 2009) Dallas, TX  / USA (9.000m2)
  • Netherlands Embassy (1997 – 2003) Berlin / Germany (8.500m2)
  • Netherlands Dance Theatre (1981 – 1987) – 2016) The Hague / Netherlands (7.260m2)
  • Kunsthal (1987 – 1992) Rotterdam / Netherlands (7.000m2)
  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2011 – 2015) Moscow / Russia (5.408m2)
  • Milstein Hall Cornell University (2006 – 2011) Ithaca / USA  (4.370m2)
  • Faena Arts Center (2011 – ) Miami, FL / USA (3.954m2)
  • Villa dall’Ava (1984 – 1991) Paris / France (1.350m2)
  • Alserkal Main Gallery (2015 – 2017) Dubai,  UAE (950m2)
  • Maison à Bordeaux (1994 – 1998) Bordeaux / France (500m2)

Unbuilt:

  • Exodus (1972) London / UK
  • Parc de la Villette (1982) Paris / France
  • Ville Nouvelle Melun Senart (1987) Lille / France
  • Très Grande Bibliothèque (1989) Paris / France
  • Agadir Convention Centre (1990) Agadir, Morocco
  • Jussieu Library (1992) Paris / France
  • Tate Modern (1994) London / UK
  • NSIA Masterplan (1995) Seoul / South Korea
  • Universal Headquarters (1996) Los Angeles, CA / USA
  • Hyperbuilding (1996) Bangkok /  Thailand
  • Cordoba Congress Centre (2002) Cordoba / Spain
  • Istanbul Courtyard-Tower (2015) Istanbul / Turkey

Books:

  • Delirious New York (1978) (Rem Koolhaas)
  • S, M, L, XL (1995) (Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau)
  • Content (2004) (Rem Koolhaas)